Events Calendar / February 25, 2019

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Films Around the World: Close-Up (Namaye-e Nazdik)

Discussion Leader: Dr. Arthur Nolletti, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Framingham State University

A fascinating investigation into the nature of identity, this film combines real documentary footage and fictional reenactments to tell the story of a young man who impersonates his idol, Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

(1990) 1 hr. 38 min.

Persian with English subtitles.

Note location change: Due to updates to the Costin Room, this event will take place at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler

Please note: The final class date has been changed from March 11 to March 25.

Are you thinking that America’s political discourses have become too shallow, too partisan, too angry? If so, perhaps it’s time that you step back and reacquaint yourself with the user’s manual for the U.S.—its founding documents, the philosophies and practicality they embodied and the compelling humans who authored them. The convener for this effort will be Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History & Humanities at Lesley University.

Please contact Paul for more information and to register for this course at

Class size is limited and registration is required.

Mondays October 29, November 26, December 17, January 14, February 25 and March 25, 7-8:30pm